Warwick Business School, one of Europe’ s leading business schools, will be running its world-class MSc Human Resource Management & Employment Relations as a part-time course at its new London base at The Shard from January 2015 and offering scholarships of up to 50 per cent off fees for good candidates.

WBS will be located on the 17th floor of the 87-storey skyscraper, which stands at 306 metres high and is at the heart of the London Bridge Quarter neighbourhood, one of London’s most vibrant districts just minutes from the City.

With its MBA ranked in the world’s top 25 by the Financial Times, Warwick Business School has decided to target the growing human resources industry and Dean Mark Taylor believes it is an increasingly important area for businesses.

“We have always been committed to the HR profession and have traditionally been seen as one of the top schools for HR in the country,” said Professor Taylor. “We see HR as playing an increasingly important role in business especially as digital technology is slowly revolutionising the way we work.

"Our newly-formed Organisation and Human Resource Management group has seen many new academics arrive, making it one of the biggest teaching and research areas at Warwick Business School.”

The course includes full Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD) accreditation, which is increasingly becoming a pre-requisite for a career in HR management in many UK organisations. Warwick Business School has more Fellows of the CIPD on its faculty than any other business school in the UK.

Professor of HRM, Kim Hoque, says Warwick Business School puts a strong emphasis on international, strategic and comparative perspectives, allowing students to critically examine key institutions and HR procedures.

“We are committed to leading edge HR thinking and knowledge to keep our students abreast of all the contemporary issues,” said Professor Hoque.

“Our course provides an excellent grounding in both the theory and practice of HR and employment relations and will be relevant to students whether they want to work in human resource management, general management, unions, consultancy or research.”

The new base at The Shard will house brand new state-of-the-art lecture theatres, seminar rooms and an IT lab.

Founded in 1967 Warwick Business School currently attracts 6,500 students from 125 different countries and has recently begun work on a £30m state-of-the-art extension of its current facilities at the University of Warwick.

“We are increasingly being seen as the leading university-based business school in Europe and our new base in one of the most iconic buildings in one of the world’s great capitals reflects the scale of our ambition and the pace of our success,” said Professor Taylor, who worked in the City as a Managing Director for BlackRock before taking over as Dean at WBS in 2010.

“It is important that we continue to attract the very best students and offer them the very best education and training in the world and that is why we are offering these major scholarships on our new MSc Human Resource Management & Employment Relations course.”

To find out more about the MSc Human Resource Management & Employment Relations come to the taster evenings at The Shard on November 12 and November 26.